Online communities can congregate around a shared interest, but can be spread across multiple websites. There may be more than one website to go to find any one online community. Their meaning can change depending on who is defining them. Universally, however, there are things that show signs of a community. They are:
Content: articles, information, and news about a topic of interest to a group of people
Forums or newsgroups and email: so that your community members can communicate in delayed fashion
Chat and instant messaging: so that the community members can communicate more immediately.
Green Hectares will support existing online communities by linking these communities through various channels that they have in place. Creating a collective meeting space for the five main areas of;